Teresa Leonard is Assistant Secretary General with responsibility for the delivery of the centralised operations. These include delivery of the department’s schemes in respect of children, people with illness and disability, carers and pensioners.
In addition, Teresa has responsibility for the delivery of a number of key modernisation projects (working family payment, parental benefit, EESSI, and so on) and the restructuring of front office and back office services for working age schemes.
Teresa has held many roles in the department, having previously had responsibility for child and disability policy and Divisional services. She has a long track record of, policy development, service delivery and service modernisation, having led out on many large scale projects developments over recent years.